Aden-Abyan Islamic Army

The Aden-Abyan Islamic Army, affiliated to the Islamic Jihad movement, has been implicated in acts of violence with the stated goal to "hoist the banner of al-Jihad, and fight secularism in Yemen and the Arab countries." The group perpetrated the January 2000 attempted attack on the USS The Sullivans and the successful October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the port of Aden.VideoVideo: 2011 The alleged al-Qaida mastermind of the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was arraigned Wednesday in a military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Aden-Abyan Islamic Army, also known as Aden Islamic Army, Army of Mohammed and the Jaish Adan Al Islami, Islamic Aden Army, Islamic Army of Aden (IAA), Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan (IAAA), Jaysh Adan, Muhammed's Army, AAIA is an inactive group formed c. 1993.
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